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A heart made of gingerbread: it’s why I love biscuits!

It’s been lurking there for the past week now. I wish it would just show itself or even better, get lost!

It’s the sore throat, the sniffles and that kind of spontaneous splutter which I’m ashamed to call a cough.

My logic is this:

To get rid of a cold you need natural remedies, a good old wives tale soloution, like ginger.

You must also feed a cold.

There wasn’t really another option that popped out at me, other than gingerbread biscuits.

Quite sensible.

Very comforting.

So delicious your forget your ailments!

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This recipe is my Grandmas, so now I understand why she never gets a cold!

You will need:

12 oz plain flour

4 oz butter, room temp and cubed

6 oz brown sugar

1 egg

4 tblspn syrup

2 tablspn milk

2 tsp  ground ginger

In a bowl, rub the flour, ginger and butter together until you get a fine mix. Add in the brown sugar and run through your fingers again.

In a seperate bowl/cup, whisk the egg, syrup and milk together.

Add in to the dry ingredients and mix until you have a dough. I used a wooden spoon to almost fold everything together and then continued using my hands to form a good dough.

On a lightly floured surface, knead slightly until it’s smooth.

I always cut the dough in half and roll out separately because this recipe makes quite a lot! I know, I know, as if greedy guts over here is really thinking about how much there is!

Once rolled to about half a cm thick, cut out your shapes and place on a tray with baking paper and cook for about 12 minutes at 190 degrees.

I cut mine in to hearts. Start from the heart and everything else will fall in to place!

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